Patient-centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2003 - Medical - 360 pages
Fully describing and explaining the patient-centered model of care, the second edition of this volume demonstrates how the clinical method has evolved. Divided into four parts, it comprehensively covers the evolution, the six interactive components of the patient-centered clinical method, teaching and learning, and research including research findings and reviews. Qualitative and quantitative research on the patient-centered clinical method is examined and evaluated. The book also takes the reader through the relationships between the patient and doctor and the patient and clinician using the six interactive components of the patient-centered method.
 

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Contents

The evolution of clinical method
17
The six components of the patientcentered clinical method
31
understanding the whole person
53
case illustrating component 2
82
incorporating prevention and
101
enhancing the patientdoctor relationship
117
being realistic
131
Learning and teaching the patientcentered clinical method
149
practical tips
199
The case report as a teaching tool for patientcentered care
215
Developing a patientcentered curriculum
229
Introduction
247
answers from
263
Measuring patient perceptions of patientcenteredness
283
Conclusions
301
Learning the patientcentered clinical method
315

The learnercentered method of medical education
167
Challenges in learning and teaching the patientcentered
185

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